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Geek Chic Names for Boys

  • Desmond

    Desmond is a sophisticated and debonair name, with noble ties to 1984 Nobel Peace Prize-winning Bishop Desmond Tutu, and with some great nicknames: Des/Dez, Desi/Dezi.

    Another notable... Read More 

  • Dexter

    The jazzy, ultra-cool Dexter, like most names with an "x," has a lot of energy and dynamism. Over the years, it's been attached to a number of diverse real and fictional personalities—C. K. Dexter... Read More 

  • Digby

    Digby is a place-name in Lincolnshire turned surname turned quirky first name that is starting to get some attention.

    Diggory is a similar name found in both Dickens's Martin... Read More 

  • Douglas

    Douglas, and more particularly its nickname, Doug, had a real romantic swagger in the 1950s and 1960s dating back to swashbuckling Douglas Fairbanks, but today is more likely to conjure up your... Read More 

  • Dudley

    It's easy to love a name that rhymes with "cuddly" and is also attached to the surname Do-Right -- once you ignore the "dud" connection.

    Dudley has aristocratic roots--the name was... Read More 

  • Earl

    Earl is a title name - brought to England by the vikings - that's out of fashion right now, unlike King and Duke. Its peak popularity was in the 1920s, which gives it a dusty great-grandpa feel,... Read More 

  • Edgar

    Edgar is an Old English name historically associated with the tenth century English king known as Edgar the Peaceful. There was also a King Edgar of Scotland.

    Edgar has been a stalwart... Read More 

  • Edmund

    The sophisticated Edmund and its nearly-identical French twin Edmond are coming out of mothballs now that Edward, inspired by Twilight, is once again a hot name.

    Edmund has had... Read More 

  • Edwin

    Some might be surprised to learn that Edwin has been a consistent presence on the popular names list since statistics have become available. ... Read More 

  • Elmer

    Thanks to Elmer Fudd, Elmer the Cow, and even Elmer's glue, this name has become a bit of a joke -- the quintessential so-far-out-it-will-always-be-out name. But with its trendy El-beginning and... Read More 

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